Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Steubenville Cup and Saucer

How's your August? Our's started out as hot as July, high-nineties, but has now cooled off. This is day three in the mid-eighties! And we finally received some much needed rain. The downside from this cooler weather and rain, is that it makes me so sleepy. All I want to do is curl up and take a nap.

The cup and saucer, I chose for this week, are on the petite side.

There's a lovely bouquet of flowers in the interior of the cup.

I love the blue on this cup and saucer. Blue is one of my favorite colors. I like how it contrasts with the gold trim and the white background.

The cup curves outward at the top, then has a few lines of ribbing as the curve comes back in. Some of the gold trim looks a little black, but I swear-- it's all gold!

The saucer has a floral motif in the center.

The cup and saucer were made by Steubenville Pottery, located in Steubenville, Ohio. They were in business from 1879 - 1959. The image above the company's name represents Fort Steuben.

I pulled out this ironstone plate to pair with my cup and saucer. This is made by the Johnson Brothers from Coaching Scenes: Hunting Country.

It's the perfect size for my store bought, banana nut muffin. For packaged muffins, you buy off the grocery-store shelf, Otis Spunkmeyer can't be beat. They are always delicious.

And I'm going to enjoy this muffin with my petite cup of tea.

Thank you so much for visting today!

I'm linking up to Terri at Artful Affirmations and Martha at Martha's Favorites for Tea Cup Tuesday
and to Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday.


Donna Heber said...

Hi Michelle,

Your petite cup and plate are beautiful! Both are such a pretty shade of blue. Happy Tea Day!

Terri said...

Hello Michelle,
Your little tea cup set is very sweet. The color of blue is gorgeous! I love that Johnson Bro plate too. What a glorious blue as well.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Michelle,
Your blue teacup is really sweet and I am loving your JB plate! I simply adore transferware! Thank you for joining me for tea and have a lovely week.


Amy said...

Oh so pretty and dainty. I love the blue and white plate. I have some similar . . . . My living room and dining room feature blue and white.

Gina said...

I love the vibrant blue of that teacup...so pretty!

Two Cottages And Tea said...

What a sweet little teacup! I love it paired with the blue dish for the yummy looking muffin. On a rainy day I like to curl up with a cup of tea and a good book or magazine. Thank you for leaving the lovely comment on my post!